The world of fashion is set to witness a blend of style and comfort as the fashion house Issey Miyake steps into the sneaker arena with the Spring/Summer 2024 collection, in collaboration with the iconic New Balance.
In a realm where elegance and innovation intertwine, Issey Miyake has always been a renowned name, yet its echo in the sneaker world has been awaited. The revelation of the Issey Miyake x New Balance collaboration signifies a momentous shift, intertwining iconic style with quintessential comfort.
The Spring/Summer 2024 fashion show of Issey Miyake was a spectacle of awe, unveiling not just a mesmerizing array of apparel and pleats but introducing the world to the first sneaker born from the alliance with New Balance. Monochrome yet vibrant, these sneakers embody a fusion reminiscent of climbing shoes, adorned with the iconic “N” logo and grounded by a sturdy Vibram midsole.
While drawing parallels with the New Balance’s Minimus line, especially the 10 v1, the collaborative piece stands in a league of its own. Enhanced with premium materials, the upper design exudes an aura of luxury. It’s an epitome of an outdoorsy aesthetic accentuated with rope-like laces, a gripping midsole, and a copiously-paneled upper, casting shadows of the Salomon Cross Low at certain angles.
The design is akin to a low-impact walking sneaker or a ballet-style shoe, fitting for a brand renowned for its acrobatic displays on the runway. Since this design is part of a womenswear collection, it is anticipated that the shoes will be offered exclusively in women’s sizes.
Information regarding the release date of the Issey Miyake x New Balance shoe remains undisclosed.
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